Manchester United interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has extended a unique invitation to Sir Alex Ferguson, who won 38 trophies in a 26-year spell with the Red Devils, ahead of the club's crunch Premier League clash against Liverpool.
United will be aiming to extend their unbeaten streak to ten consecutive games in the league under Solskjaer as they prepare to face Liverpool, in a clash which could have resounding effects on the complexion of the title race.
With Manchester City sitting at summit of the table, Liverpool are seeking a positive result, preferably a victory, in their bid to be crowned Premier League champions for the first time since 1990.
They will, however, find the going tough against a United outfit who are eyeing a top-four finish in the league campaign.
Speaking in a press conference ahead of the clash against Jurgen Klopp's side, the Norwegian tactician revealed that the situation with injured attacking duo Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard is touch and go at this stage, with the club set to assess the duo closer to Sunday.
"We’re looking OK. I hope Jesse will be OK. More hope and think that Anthony will be OK, but we’ve got two more days, so they’ve got to get through these two sessions.
"They’ve not been part of it yet, but they’ve been doing some recovery work.
"Anthony’s was a different muscle, so we think that he might be ready and hope that Jesse will," he added.
Solskjaer also extended an invite to his former manager, Ferguson, stating that the 77-year-old 'would be welcome to have his talk to the players if he wanted to.', while also revealing his admiration for FIFA World Cup-winning midfielder Paul Pogba.
"I don’t think Jurgen Klopp will read what I say.
"I’m not going to read what he says, or the players say. That’s further down the line I would think.
"But (Ferguson) would be welcome to have his talk to the players if he wanted to, the gaffer, because we know how much it meant for him to overtake Liverpool.
"I think our players know what it means for everyone at Man United.
"Pogba's a top, top player that I’ve always liked, ever since I saw him as a kid,” Solskjaer said.
"He’s a World Cup winner, he’s a leader in the dressing room, on the pitch as well. He wants the ball all the time.
"My idea was to get him playing to the best of his abilities, not just him, but I thought he was an attacking midfielder.
"You see PSG man-marked him, other teams probably will.I don’t know if Liverpool will. If they do, we will have experienced that because that is what they did and stopped Paul and created space for others. We need to be ready for that."
The Liverpool-Man United rivalry dates back to 1894, with the having faced each other a total of 201 times in all competitions, with United claiming 68, victories to Liverpool's 56, while 46 of the clashes ended in a stalemate.
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